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Bells for John Whiteside’s Daughter: Daily Dose of Poetry and Art

I “met” John Crowe Ransom when I took a course in Modern Southern Literature (exclusive of Faulkner) with Dr Louis Cowan at the University of Dallas. There are three poems I always think of in connection with him. They all involve children and death. Perhaps it’s a bit macabre that they are my favorite of […]

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“The lamps are burning in the synagogue…”: Daily Dose of Poetry and Art

[“The lamps are burning in the synagogue…”] By Charles Reznikoff “The lamps are burning in the synagogue, in the houses of study, in dark alleys. . .” This should be the place. This is the way the guide-book describes it. Excuse me, sir, can you tell me where Eli lives, Eli the katzev— slaughterer of […]

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